The free PBSKIDS Video App is now available on Apple TV, Android & Chromecast

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PBSKidsPlay.png Now Central Florida families can stream their favorite children’s programs from WUCF TV for free on Apple TV, Chromecast and the PBS KIDS Video App on Android.

Full-length episodes and clips from PBS KIDS programs are now available to users in the United States directly on Apple TV. In addition, the popular PBS KIDS Video App is now available on Android and compatible with Chromecast; the app is the first children’s offering available on Chromecast. The PBS KIDS Video App gives families free, streaming access to thousands of videos, including clips and full episodes from their favorite WUCF TV kids’ series. Making content across platforms and programs available to the Central Florida community, WUCF TV is a trusted, go-to resource for families, helping prepare children for success in school and in life.

“WUCF TV is committed to offering families in Central Florida trusted, educational content to make anytime a learning time,” said WUCF TV Executive Director Polly Anderson. “As children continue to stream videos on increasingly varied platforms, we are proud to offer our programming in new ways, helping kids build key skills wherever they engage with our shows.”

PBS KIDS programming on Apple TV includes thousands of videos, with new content updated weekly from award-winning, trusted series that provide proven educational benefits for children. Users can access episodes and clips from favorite series such as CURIOUS GEORGE, DINOSAUR TRAIN, PEG + CAT, DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD, ARTHUR, WILD KRATTS and SESAME STREET. Apple TV viewers can watch this content for free and personalize their PBS KIDS experience by creating a profile and identifying WUCF TV as their local PBS station.

Chromecast offers families a new, easy way to watch video from the PBS KIDS Video App on their home TV screens. To start streaming, users simply plug Chromecast into their TV, connect it to WiFi, then press the cast icon to cast videos and more from the PBS KIDS Video App to their TV.

Now compatible with Chromecast, the PBS KIDS Video App offers free access to thousands of videos from beloved series that families enjoy on WUCF TV. The app also features helpful tools for parents, such as:

Additional information about TV series, including intended age and learning goalsMarking series as “favorites”Easy access to download related educational apps and episodes

The PBS KIDS Video App is available for free in the Google Play store, Amazon App Store, and the App Store on iPad, iPhone or iPod touch. More information is available at: http://pbskids.org/apps/pbs-kids-video.html.

About WUCF TV

WUCF TV is the sole-serving PBS member station whose mission is to educate, inform and entertain by providing universally accessible, high quality and unbiased public media content that inspires all people to broaden their horizons and be life-long learners.

The station serves nearly 4 million Central Floridians across nine counties. Licensed to the University of Central Florida, WUCF TV provides four program services, including channel 24.1, WUCF TV’s main PBS programming channel; WUCF Create 24.2; WUCF World 24.3; and Spanish-language WUCF Vme 24.4. Learn more at http://wucftv.org

About PBS KIDS

PBS KIDS, the number-one educational media brand for kids, offers all children the opportunity to explore new ideas and new worlds through television, online, mobile and community-based programs. Kidscreen- and Webby-award winning pbskids.org provides engaging interactive content, including the PBS KIDS video player, now offering free streaming video accessible on computer- and mobile-device-based browsers. For more information on specific PBS KIDS content supporting literacy, science, math and more, visit pbs.org/pressroom, or follow PBS KIDS on Twitter and Facebook.

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